Whakapapa Ski Resort, Whakapapa

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
There's room for everyone at Whakapapa Ski Resort, New Zealand's largest ski area. Beginners have the run of their own valley, complete with a cafe, rental complex, and ski school meeting area--this gives you the chance to learn without faster, more confident skiers distracting you. Experienced snow-lovers will also find plenty here: with 30 intermediate trails and 24 black-diamond runs, the complex provides a challenge for all visitors, regardless of skill level. A wealth of accommodations and activities, surrounded by dramatic mountainous landscape, make this a great place to stay even when taking a day off from the slopes. To visit Whakapapa Ski Resort on your holiday in Tongariro National Park, and find out what else Tongariro National Park has to offer, use our Tongariro National Park trip itinerary maker.
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  • We were excited to drive past Whakapapa village and up the mountain. We went down ski lift into happy valley. We were able to hire snow boots and let kids play for the first time in snow! 
  • Well worth the visit Prices were very reasonable for hiring all clothes. Only thing they don't is googles and gloves so best get them before you arrive as they don't have much for little kids. The vie...  read more »
  • We got the sightseeing pass and went up the lifts to the Knoll Ridge cafe, which is NZ's highest cafe. The day was sunny and clear, the views were amazing and the staff were all friendly and helpful. ...  read more »
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